Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Certificate IV   NRT
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

    These individuals undertake work independently, with limited guidance from others, to perform routine and non-routine activities and solve non-routine problems. They apply and adapt technical skills and knowledge, and use judgment in the provision of beauty treatments and services. These individuals are responsible for their own outputs and provide limited guidance to others.

    Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

    No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    2 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    6.5 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 or Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm or 3:00pm to 6:00pm at Ultimo College, Marcus Clark Campus, 827-837 George Street, Building W, Level 4.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class a week over 1 day per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is either Monday or Tuesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    SHBBCCS001Advise on beauty products and services30
    SHBBBOS001Apply cosmetic tanning products16
    SHBBNLS004Apply nail art15
    SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40
    SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
    SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
    SHBBMUP002Design and apply make-up45
    SHBBMUP004Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up30
    SHBBBOS002Provide body massages120
    SHBBBOS003Provide body treatments120
    SHBBFAS002Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations120
    SHBBSPA004Provide Indian head massages for relaxation23
    SHBBFAS001Provide lash and brow services15
    SHBBNLS001Provide manicure and pedicare services50
    SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients40
    SHBBFAS003Provide specialised facial treatments115
    SHBBHRS001Provide waxing services85
    SHBBRES001Research and apply beauty industry information20
    SHBBBOS005Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments30



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